Executive Director

Jeff Martini

Jeffrey Martini was formerly vice president of the MBNA Education Foundation, which awarded $60 million annually in grants to K-12 teachers and schools, scholarships to students not normally awarded merit scholarships, and donations to community-based organizations. Jeff is an expert in designing "school-to-work" programs that improve the social enrichment, academic preparation, and career advancement of students across grade levels. Many of his students have already achieved notable careers of their own in politics, business, medicine, and the law.

Jeff, himself a product of grade-school programs such as A Better Chance and the LEAD Program in Business, has been spearheading endeavors to improve young people's access to educational and career opportunities for over 22 years. Prior to his current position, he was an educational consultant, facilitating college planning workshops, leadership development experiences, and one-on-one coaching.

Jeff is on the development committee for his high school alma mater, Suffield Academy, and is an Admissions Ambassador for his college alma mater, Georgetown University, where he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration.